Smashing Magazine | Web Design & Development
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Most web developers currently use vendor prefixes in CSS to enable certain features in some browsers. That’s fine, but sometimes I see code examples and prefix-adding tools that go a bit overboard w
In a couple of recent projects I’ve faced designs where the main navigation bar gave me more trouble than usual. These are the prerequisites that make the problem tricky to solve: The navbar is
Over six years ago I wrote a short post about preventing HTML tables from becoming too wide. The solutions I offered in that post involve using table-layout:fixed to lock down the width of tables. Whi
When trying to force an element to always extend to the height of its parent I ran into some peculiar browser behaviour that I thought was worth mentioning. Here’s the situation: The parent eleme
Allowing images to scale along with their container is an important part of responsive web design (and was so even before the term “responsive web design” existed). It’s really quite easy – al
W3C | Web Standards
The Device APIs Working Group and Web Real-Time Communications Working Group have published a Working Draft of Media Capture Depth Stream Extensions. This specification extends the Media Capture and S
The Social Web Working Group has published two Working Draft today: Activity Streams 2.0. This specification details a model for representing potential and completed activities using the JSON format.
The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a Working Draft of CSS Fragmentation Module Level 3. This module describes the fragmentation model that partitions a flow into pages, colum
Authoring Techniques for XHTML & HTML Internationalization: Characters and Encodings 1.0 has been published as a Working Group Note. The Internationalization Working Group discontinued work on thi
The Device APIs Working Group and Web Real-Time Communication Working Group have published two Working Drafts today. MediaStream Recording, which defines a recording API for use with MediaStreams as d
CMS Wire | Content Management
The big game is on Sunday and we know who’s going to win. OK, no we don’t, but Microsoft’s Cortana thinks she does and she has a pretty good track record. If you remember, she called
When Salesforce announced its Wave analytics platform with a splash at Dreamforce, it wasn’t even available. Critics said it cost too much or that even after two years of development, it was t
Smaato, a company that offers advertising tools for mobile publishers and developers, just launched the Smaato Publisher Platform (SPX), an ad server for mobile publishers. The San Francisco-based co
Forget the Patriots vs. Seahawks. Starbucks vs. Dunkin Donuts. Tom Brady against Russell Wilson. The 49th Super Bowl of the National Football League — set for Sunday, Feb. 1 — also featur
To effectively manage and exploit a company’s knowledge, you need a metadata plan. The successful implementation of any content-related strategy — be it data, digital assets or text —
Search Engine Watch | SEO
The digital arena offers a great way to insert yourself into the conversation and capitalize off the momentum, even for those advertisers who couldn’t justify budgets for some screen time.
Like all other areas of SEO, local SEO is an ever-evolving entity. The last few years in particular have seen huge changes in the tools and techniques businesses need to use to rank well for location-
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Microsoft's cloud product, OneDrive, has partnered with the company's search engine Bing to automatically add searchable tags to user photos.